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Name: Jon
Japan
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pajonica
Aug 23, 2011 11:22 PM CST
I took some snaps of this in my garden yesterday.

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ID anyone?

Jon
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Aug 23, 2011 11:55 PM CST
I can identify it as beautiful right now!! But let me check and see if we can get a name!
Welcome Jon!
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Aug 24, 2011 6:11 AM CST
I don't know the names of mine either and we see very few butterflies other than the common ones.

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Name: Carolyn Madden
Pennsylvania
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Carolyn22
Aug 24, 2011 6:21 AM CST
So pretty! I agree
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Aug 24, 2011 7:53 AM CST
Jon......This is from a very good source, and I quote:

"This looks like a female Papilio machaon hippocrates. Not sure what the common name for it is in Japan. It also occurs in North America, with various subspecies and is known as Old World Swallowtail."


Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Aug 24, 2011 8:14 AM CST
Doris.... I know your first butterfly is a Tiger Swallowtail. I am not certain but I believe it is a Eastern species. Bugfiles on DG has these shown: http://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/adv_search.php?searcher%5Bc...
But on a regional search here only the Eastern shows to be in your area.

http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/checklists

Fairly certain the other butterfly you pictured is a Pipevine ST.

Name: Jon
Japan
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pajonica
Aug 24, 2011 3:16 PM CST
Thanks for the ID Sheila, female Papilio machaon hippocrates, looks spot on!
Nice butterflies Doris.

Jon
Name: Jon
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pajonica
Aug 24, 2011 3:25 PM CST
Hi Sheila, Agehacho in Japanese, butterfly is cho or cho-cho.

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